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'''Boston''' (pronounced ) is the list of capitals in the United States|capital and list of U.S. states' largest cities by population|most populous city of the Commonwealth (U.S. state)|Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the county seat|seat of Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The New England town#Cities|city proper covers with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the List of cities by population in New England|largest city in New England and the List of United States cities by population|23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) home to a census-estimated...
Official nameCity of Boston
Settlement typeCapital city|State capital
Named forBoston, Lincolnshire
Image skylineFile:Boston Montage.jpg
Imagesize300px
Image caption{{hlist |Clockwise from top: Back Bay skyline, Fenway Park, Christian Science Center, Boston Common, the Financial District, Boston|Financial District, and the Massachusetts State House}}
Image flagFlag of Boston.svg
Image sealSeal of Boston.svg
Nickname''See Boston nicknames''
Motto{{nowrap|''Sicut patribus sit Deus nobis'' {{smaller|(Latin)}}
{{smaller|"As God was with our fathers, so may He be with us"}}}}
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